[UPDATED] Fantasy Type FX will soon be a reality!

Tutorial Update: Almost there! Some last minute refinements to make sure edges are crisp for this exciting new tutorial but no sleep until we launch this baby! It’s still Tuesday in Hawaii right?

Interactive bevel shading from BG. #noPlugins #aftereffects

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102 Comments

Subrata Mjumdar
6 months ago
waiting restlessly
acegraphic
6 months ago
wooooooow
Christian Michael
6 months ago
Trailer is up as of 6 minutes ago (alert from YouTube)

https://youtu.be/MWWyQEDkdqc
6 months ago
Andrew, I know a lot of people can be inpatient, but me and others understand that things come up. Also I understand the fact that you have to make a living and pay bills. So I'll just keep watching all your others tutorials that were given to us all for FREE, and keep practicing with all the plugins you have given us for FREE
In the meantime, take it easy, rest, make your money that's required to pay the bills, and spend time with your beautiful family. If you never make another tutorial again, so what. Because what you have given us once again ...for FREE, is enough for me and many others that appreciate every single second you have put already in teaching us what you have.
Thank you and enjoy YOUR time.
Mike
6 months ago
if I tell my wife a project will be done tomorrow, she tells client “about a week!” Most of the time she is right. Lol
BLM
6 months ago
We really miss you Andrew....but please don't become yet another lame Youtube click bait chaser.

Apologies if I sound harsh about you giving away free stuff which is genuinely appreciated.....
......but how long do 'last minute refinements' take.

I liked this place FAR BETTER when tutorials just appeared rather than the cock tease.
Hopefully VC doesn't take the Hollywood route and start making teasers for trailers.....or have i spoken too soon?
eran kahan
6 months ago
Hi Andrew, thanks for all the tutorials!
I have a guess how you create this fx. maybe by creating manualy a normal map?

good week :)
Ackers
6 months ago
Always worth waiting for , Thanks A.K ......
MikeEcho
6 months ago
There's no sense in setting ridiciulous deadlines, is it? ;)

Feel the pressure?

Thanks anyway für these great tutorials and keeping this thing running!
SPARTACUS
6 months ago
It's that deadline issue again Andrew. Why not release tutorials without one. It's a lot less stress for you and expectation from everyone waiting...

...after all, don't we all love a surprise? :-)
    Will
    6 months ago
    I think this is a strategy to meet your objective. Setting up a deadline makes u work in a focus way to deliver the work. If no deadline is set you will work whennyou want and this might affect the overall process. And this is why Andrew put deadline so that he can finished the job but we all know that this is not the case because this man has a huge family a company products and tutorial to mske. And this cost a lot of time to find a balance in everything
    Daniel
    6 months ago
    Totally agree. No more deadlines, please. I feel anxious to know that maybe you're having a hard time trying to have the tutorial as fast as you can, Andrew. I specially love your work when I feel you've enjoyed doing it! :)
    sean
    6 months ago
    @Will, having deadlines and not meeting them is very very bad.
    Setting a deadline when now one is forcing you to and not meeting it, is (with all due respect to Mr. Kramer.) indeed stupid and to a certain extent rather disrespectful to those waiting and expecting you to meet the deadline.
    If A.K needs to set deadlines as a strategy to meet his objectives, there is no need to share this schedule with us, it is something he does for his own sake and there is no need to involve us because the moment he shares his deadline with us he creates expectations and we become the client and rightfully feel disappointed the moment he fails. Andrew would never do this to a customer, then why here?
    Micha? Zimnowodzki
    6 months ago
    maybe it's about positioning. the more people enter the site, the better the page is on google listings ;)
bppn
6 months ago
thank you VC Team make E3D
bppn
6 months ago
Element 3D plugins 100% good
StevenJ
6 months ago
Yeah
Simon Webb
6 months ago
good things come to he who waits.... Time you will take... Good it will be...
Satyam Anand
6 months ago
MADAR CHOD TUTORIAL DALO!!!!!!!
Robert CockCold!
6 months ago
Mr Kramer, please dont push your self to hard!! We love you what ever!!!
Ahvdiahrea Ohman
6 months ago
Oh no, bad curry?
Michał Zimnowodzki
6 months ago
If it is not today (23), it will probably appear on Monday (26.03) - that's how it usually does
    eda
    6 months ago
    or maybe next Tuesday, two tutorials, two weeks...
Hanna
6 months ago
Sshhhhhh. Dont you wake up Andrew. He fell asleep over the laptop in his Hawaii beach house. He will will hit the send button when awake.
Brent
6 months ago
Well we can't really expect Andrew to deliver stuffs on time. But I do believe that he's doing his best and the result will not be disappointing. Respect!
Simon
6 months ago
Gold is worth waiting for! Andrews snowed under.
can't wait, as ever, especially for the REAL meat on the bones 0- E3D V3 and his Vegas talks! now that WILL be EPIC!!!
Mike
6 months ago
Something's wrong guys...
    eda
    6 months ago
    Don't worry Mike. He's on instagram daily. He looks fine, just busy.
the real smithy
6 months ago
Poor Andrew, keeps putting these tight ead lines for himself. Post when your ready!
Have a great weekend :)
Chris
6 months ago
Times up!
You owe us Element 3D v3 “FOR FREE!!”

Jk Andrew Take your time!
6 months ago
i was still hoping we were going to get that particle effect tutorial too...
MIke
6 months ago
I'm going to feel really bad if there has been a tragedy, or his wife is giving birth or some emergency...
    TONYTONG
    6 months ago
    His wife giving birth...... "but no sleep until we launch this baby!"
    JK, hope everythings alright
MIke
6 months ago
"but no sleep until we launch this baby!" I hope you are certainly getting sleep!
Lyle
6 months ago
You define procrastination Kramer hahahahah! I'm sure it'll be worth the wait!
6 months ago
Forget 'it's still Tuesday in Hawaii' - it's already Friday here in Australia.... c'mon AK!
    Micha? Zimnowodzki
    6 months ago
    In Europe, too - 00:05
    Micha? Zimnowodzki
    6 months ago
    In Europe, too 00:06
MIke
6 months ago
Ummm..
eda
6 months ago
Totally agree with you AJ. He's putting a lot effort into his tutorials. Waiting for it, is not an effort...
AJ
6 months ago
He is very very focused on his presentation style and quality. That means countless re-takes, then cutting. It takes a long time to cut on breaths and in-between words. He wouldn't have the sound or continuity ever come out lacking, if it was merely to meet a deadline. One does not sacrifice ones standards for clock-based things...lol
    LWAddict
    6 months ago
    You've... uh... watched his videos right?
    LOL
    AJ
    6 months ago


    lol, yeah many times, but... well he just recently said he didn't think people would watch his videos just to hear him talk...Well when I lived in Hollywood for a couple years, yes he was the only interesting person available on many nights...but for making videos...there is a distinct separation between the amazing content you might have when it is aside from you and your voice making it, I highly doubt the man did not have the content ready....he already posted screenshots....right?
    LWAddict
    6 months ago
    It was a snarky joke AJ...
    I'm a huge AK follower and wouldn't slam him for the world.
    I wouldn't pass up picking on him a little though. Nope. ;)
sean
6 months ago
Man...if you decided not to post anything and that we'd not hear from you again until 2019, ma... it would be so evil that you'd become even cooler than what you already are. Your reputation of unpredictable creative genius would sky rocket. So Andrew, if I were you, I'd consider this before posting a new tut. You already are famous but think about what you could be.
6 months ago
And before those you Chapters, we should watch something like

"The Beginning of the Impossible Deadline:
Chapter 0"

"The Prelude" (interview)

"The original idea" (videoblog)

"Halloweeen 2018" (blog post)

"Christmas 2019" (family photo on Tweeter)

"Intercept 2"
Ben
6 months ago
    Jason
    6 months ago
    bahahahaha loved this!
Michał Zimnowodzki
6 months ago
Please tell Mr. Andrew specifically, when will the tutorial ?
Great blog. Very informative and useful tutorial especially the interactive bevel shading. Thanks for posting such a helpful blog. It really helped me a lot in my work. Keep blogging.
6 months ago
Just excited and waiting for the tutorials and tried to decode this effect before u release your tutorial :)

check this image :
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zSleb1HqSMMC8nVgVDRPXkBMIZGDCpus/view?usp=sharing
    Mike
    6 months ago
    What was your method?
vineesh
6 months ago
waiting waiting still..................oooopssssssss
pbf
6 months ago
Inner Glow + CC Glass + texture + some Kramer magic
Mike
6 months ago
I figured this out a little bit if anyone is bored and wants to play around in AE.
Type a text layer, make it black. go to Layer > layer style > Inner glow. Make it white, and set it to "precise" (rather than soft). Now you ave a displacement map. Increase the size of the glow until there is not pure white bits, it should still have obvious gradient black on edges and lighter on the inside. Then precomp this text layer. now adda solid, use set matte effect and set to the text layer. Now apply cc glass, and use text pre comp as the source. Play with the height settings and change lights to "AE lights". Add a few lights around. Play with the shading settings like specular and turn down metal. You should start to get the 3d text effect. You can go back into the text precomp and layer some noise or textures onto the bump map, make sure the white center and the dark edges are still obvious otherwise it will lose the 3d effect. have a crack.
    Spencer
    6 months ago
    That's a pretty sweet idea.
    LWAddict
    6 months ago
    Close to what I came up with, but mine has two layers, one is using roughen edges which is what I've been trying to run with to get the rocky look.
    Going to try your way now. Gotta love the work you put into it.
    curiosity box
    6 months ago
    Very nice! Also: you can get the 3D backwards 'extrusion' by duping the layer, apply radial blur set to zoom (something around 10 should work). Add a levels and increase alpha, then scale down a little bit. Increase the 'Metal' amount on that layer.
    I figure AK would probably then write an expression to control the angle of the extrusion or something smart like that.
    Also, a combo of matte choker and fractal noise must be how he's making those rough edges?
bpn
6 months ago
time up
felix
6 months ago
Unterhalten sich zwei"VFX MAAAAAAASTER",sagt der eine:
"INTERCEPT kommt nicht raus,liegt in Koma."
"WARUUUUUUUUUUUM??????????????????"
"Hat Besuch von Herrn "Novitchok"bekommen." Lol.
    LWAddict
    6 months ago
    Yup, what he said.
    Butthead
    6 months ago
    Knock it off Beavis!
    Dan
    6 months ago
    Extrem unlustig
6 months ago
The titles won't need an effect for aged chiseling by the time its ready. jk love ya buddy!!!
caxum
6 months ago
SOON:
adverb; in or after a short time.
synonyms: shortly, presently, in the near future, before long, in a little while, in a minute, in a moment, in an instant, in a bit, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, before you know it, any minute (now), any day (now), by and by;
6 months ago
Maybe in another 3 weeks ;)
https://youtu.be/gNh9r-VbSVg?t=28m3s
Sebastian
6 months ago
I will set a deadline for setting my deadline somewhere in the near future. Promise!
Seriously, get some sleep.
Noel
6 months ago
I may have to borrow that graphic! That's a really eloquent way of telling folks you are on it.

Love that feeling though, when you have the finish line in front of you and you know exactly what you want to do and just get to be "in the zone."
Roman
6 months ago
Sorry, 23:16
Roman
6 months ago
I already have Wednesday. The hours are 11:16. Andrew, where is the lesson?
6 months ago
This type look amazing!
Chris
6 months ago
Pulling a 48 hour, I bet you have a 12 pack of Monsters to keep you going lol
6 months ago
It's still Tuesday in Mars.
Basem
6 months ago
Is there any news about releasing Element 3d v3?
mike
6 months ago
If you're still up editing this tutorial... I'd be very impressed.
mike
6 months ago
Ok, it's 1:40am in hawaii lol... times up
felix
6 months ago
New update,Interceptcomming SOOOOOOOOOOOOOON.Looooooooool.
Michał Zimnowodzki
6 months ago
01:13 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 n Hawaii - ;-)
felix
6 months ago
Hey Guys,Intercept comming in two weeks or less.Looooooooooool.
Muckyman
6 months ago
You should of used that old plugin,Element 3D,it would of saved you tons of time.
    ninjasm
    6 months ago
    lol :D exactly! use Element 3D and be done with the work in couple of minutes.
Jhon
6 months ago
ITS TIME !!!! WE NEED DRUGS (tutorial)
6 months ago
Rather good than fast :)
https://vimeo.com/226508728
Adrian
6 months ago
What sort of sorcery is this? Merlin Andrew! Say the rite! Summon forth your fx dragon!
Federico Sibella
6 months ago
Andrew take it easy! I personally appreciate your sense of duty, but relax! ;)
bpn
6 months ago
7:58 PM
Tuesday, Rajab 3, 1439 AH (HST)
Time in Hawaii, USA
Morpheus
6 months ago
It's 13:20 Mar 21 in China, still waiting!! EXCITING!!
gledson oliveira
6 months ago
AQUI NO BRASIL JA é QUARTA KK
sean
6 months ago
The international dateline is not defined by international law, thus you are free to choose the date and time zone that you want to observe.
Djeme
6 months ago
I'm Brazil it's 11pm lol, very exciting here!
    gledson oliveira
    6 months ago
    Mano eu to da mesma forma , o cu nao ta passando nenhum fio de cabelo
6 months ago
Never.......sToP.......🤓😁
Chris
6 months ago
This always happens lol gotta love Andrew perfection!
Christian Michael
6 months ago
I’ll try the “it’s not 5 in Hawaii” next time my boss wants a TV ad finished by 5pm...
6 months ago
How about from now on you just tell us what week you plan on releasing something.
    R3DMyst
    6 months ago
    How about you don't act like a demanding prick and let Andrew Kramer do whatever he wants to whenever he wants to, I could understand this attitude if you were to pay for a service VideoCoPilot provides, but since it's a free service he/they wants to provide... stop your bitchin' and appreciate what he/they've done for the GCI/VFX community, they could easily ask a shit ton of money for these quality tutorials...
    Moe
    6 months ago
    So funny how a user named Red Myst is on the rag.
GUSTAVO
6 months ago
OKI DOKI!!!
MIke
6 months ago
It's only 1:30 pm in Hawaii, you have plenty of time.
MIke
6 months ago
BOOM!
Tom
6 months ago
;-)